Humboldt State University

Department of Social Work

Field Education in Tribal Settings

Guided by our program emphasis, we have a commitment to supporting the development of internship opportunities in tribal agencies and programs. This collaboration and support may include internship planning guidance, off-site supervision and supervision training.

Our program has a particular interest in building opportunities for current employees in tribal agencies and programs to develop meaningful employment-based internships when possible. We recognize that these students are already playing a vital role in their community and we wish to support opportunities to deepen their skills and leadership development.

Potential programs that could be considered for field placement sites include:

  • Tribal TANF
  • Tribal Family Resource Centers
  • HS-based Clinics
  • Behavioral Health
  • AOD
  • Indian Child Welfare
  • Vocational Rehab
  • Schools
  • Tribal Head Start
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Family Strengthening
  • Health and Wellness
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Language & Cultural Revitalization
  • Youth Programs

 

We also support non-tribal identified students in tribal services settings, as available. Every internship setting establishes it's own application and screening process, and determines what will make a good match for placing a student intern.

To learn more about the internship placement process, please contact Yvonne Doble, Director of Field Education, yvonne.doble@humboldt.edu.